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Advanced Maritime Operations



Formato del curso On-site
Fecha 2020-08-11 - 2020-12-15
Nivel de entrada Master

Course content


  • The ocean environment
  • Operational challenges with emphasis on Polar waters

Environmental loads

  • Kinematics and dynamics of ocean waves
  • Wave, current, wind and ice loads on vessels

Dynamic motions and maneuvering of vessels

Environmental criteria

  • Weather window
  • Weather forecasting

Advanced collision avoidance

Weather routing in the Arctic

  • Optimisation criteria
  • Methods of solution


Recommended prerequisites

MFA-8010 Maritime HTO (Human-Technology-Organization)

Proceso de aplicación

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian Master degree in Nautical Science, Marine Technology, Maritime Operations of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:

Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries

For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

Proficiency in english - PhD level studies

Resultados del aprendizaje


The candidate shall:

  • have a thorough understanding of nautical operations with emphasis on how the environment is affecting the operations,
  • have a thorough understanding of the key environmental factors affecting the performance of nautical operations,
  • understand the hydrodynamics on a theoretical basis for operations in the surface zone,
  • be able to determine the operational window based on weather conditions,
  • have an overview of operational challenges,
  • have thorough knowledge of how nautical operations can be modelled and simulated.


The candidates shall be able to:

  • handle appropriate SW tools to perform static and dynamic analyses of nautical operations,
  • handle limitations in modelling and simulation of nautical operations,
  • formulate and evaluate solutions for planning of effective operations,
  • carry out research to acquire new and more advanced knowledge related to work tasks and operations within the marine field.


  • The candidate is able to work in multidisciplinary project teams of nautical operations.
  • The candidate can manage and lead multidisciplinary teams in research projects on nautical operations.
  • The candidate can contribute to debates regarding relevant nautical operations in international forums.


Categorías CINE (ISCED)

Oceanografía física y química
Navegación y náutica